Delayed plan to merge hospital trusts must go ahead

Bedford Mayoral candidate Gianni Carofano has said that a delayed plan to merge Bedford with Luton & Dunstable hospitals must get the green light.

NHS could save £420,000 a year on breakfast products

Hospital trusts could get better deals on breakfast items and cut their bills by a third without compromising on the quality of food.

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Nearly a quarter of a million NHS workers in England are juggling work and caring for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.

Dentists important in detecting health conditions

Given the link between oral health and conditions such as diabetes and CVD, dentists could play a greater role in detecting health conditions.

More social care demand, but less support offered

The proportion of working-age adults approaching local authorities for social care support is rising, but fewer are receiving help.

Half a million children miss measles jab

Half a million children in the UK missed out on the first dose of the measles vaccine between 2010 and 2017.

Closing gender gaps in NHS integral, says Hancock

Matt Hancock has stressed that the NHS must end the gender pay gap and overhaul its working culture to free doctors from punishing shift uncertainty.

One GP produced for every three graduates trained

More needs to be done to attract GPs to stay in the job as only one in every three full-time equivalent trained GPs remain in the profession.

Hancock endorses report on automation in health care

Matt Hancock has launched a new report on introducing more automation in the NHS, arguing that it will improve productivity and save money.

Fifth of LGBTQ+ staff attacked while working

New figures have shown that one in five NHS staff who are LGBTQ+ say they have been attacked while working in the last year.

NHS England to fund pioneering new brain surgery

A pioneering brain surgery that allows children who are deaf to experience hearing for the first time is being made routinely available.

Hancock pledges end to non-disclosure agreements

Matt Hancock has vowed to end the use of non-disclosure agreements that currently prevent possible whistleblowers in the NHS from speaking out.

Staff praised as NHS productivity rises

The productivity of the NHS has improved almost two and a half times as fast than the wider economy over the last 12 years.

Annual NHS cancer checks for two million

The NHS carried out more than two million checks on people who feared they might have cancer for the first time last year.

Upfront charging deterring immigrant patients

The British Medical Association is calling for urgent action to address the impact of charging rules for overseas patients.

Southampton trust rated 'good' by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has rated University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust as 'good' overall following a recent inspection.

AI to help dementia patients stay out of hospital

A new Care Research & Technology Centre will use AI and robotics to help people with dementia live longer in their own homes.

Patient info for ambulance clinicians on the move

The London Ambulance Service has begun a pilot to enable its clinicians to securely access Summary Care Record data on an iPad.

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